HEARTBEAT op.404 (December 1989)

Concerto for tenor saxophone, big band and orchestra
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Commissioned by BBC Radio 2
Instrumentation: 2 alto sax.2 ten. sax. 1 bar. sax - 4 tpt.4 trbn - pno - string bass - drum-kit, plus orchestra consisting of woodwinds, 4 horns and strings

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Duration: 15 mins
First Performance: BBC invitation concert 26th February 1990, the BBC Big Band and the BBC Radio Orchestra, Ian Dixson, (solo tenor saxophone), conductor Grant Hossack, The Hippodrome, Golder’s Green.
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Notes

This work is an enlarged and extended version of 'Heartbeat, a concert piece for tenor saxophone' (1982, op.319), commissioned by producer Jim Parr for BBC Radio Brighton for National Arts Day and first performed by Danny Moss and his quartet with the strings of the BBC Concert Orchestra on 24th June 1982 in the Gardner Centre, Brighton University. The composer later made two arrangements of this, one for cello and one for violin but all hese versions were withdrawn in favour  of the big band plus orchestra version (op.404) as described above.

Performances

8th November 2008 Andrea Kautzmann, Leverkusen Jazz Festival
3rd November 2008 Big Band of the Clara Schumann Music School, soloist Andrea Kautzmann, Sinfonia of Dusseldorf cond.Tobias van de Locht, Savoy Theatre, Dusseldorf
26th February 1990 BBC Big Band and the BBC Radio Orchestra, Ian Dixson, (solo tenor saxophone), conductor Grant Hossack, The Hippodrome, Golder’s Green.BBC invitation concert

Related Works


''HEARTBEAT' - A CONCERT PIECE FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE' op.319 (May 1982)
A concert piece for tenor saxophone solo, jazz quartet and strings
''HEARTBEAT' FOR VIOLIN AND JAZZ QUARTET SKETCH ONLY N/A' op.387 (June 1988)
For Nigel Kennedy
''HEARTBEAT' FOR CELLO AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE' op.396 (May 1989)
Concert piece arranged for cello and jazz quartet for Steven Isserlis.N/A See 404
''HEARTBEAT' - A CONCERTO FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE' op.671 (May 2015)
Concert work in 6 linked sections for soloist and big band

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